Maxim Integrated Products is developing Skype-enabled video conferencing solutions for TV and consumer device manufacturers. As the camera provider of choice for the widespread release of Skype-enabled TVs, Maxim is asserting its leadership position in the quickly growing TV video conferencing space.

Maxim has integrated Skype into several TV platforms, providing TV partners with a complete solution consisting of a turnkey Skype HD camera design and customized support.

In July 2010, Maxim acquired the assets of Trinity Convergence, a UK-based company specializing in integrating video conferencing services inside embedded systems. This acquisition enabled Maxim to quickly deliver system-on-a-chip (SoC) video conferencing solutions for most Internet connected TVs based on SkypeKit, a collection of software and application programming interfaces (APIs) that allows virtually any Internet connected device to offer Skype voice and video calls.

In addition to pushing the technology curve, Maxim is helping Skype TV technology gain rapid adoption by making it more affordable and reducing time-to-market for TV manufacturers wanting to add Skype functionality to their TVs.